Tag Search: “political economy”
Political alignment and economic outcomes: Evidence from legislative assembly elections in India
Theory suggests better economic outcomes prevail when providers at different levels of government are politically aligned. While politicians are jointly responsible for several policies, other policie...
- Sourav Sarkar
- 02 August, 2019
India’s emerging crisis of representation
Article 81 of the Indian Constitution requires that each state receive Lok Sabha seats in proportion to its population and allocate those seats to constituencies of roughly equal size. However, the ch...
- Jamie Hintson Milan Vaishnav
- 29 May, 2019
Power to the people: The impact of political report cards in India
How do Indian voters react to information on the qualifications and performance of politicians?
- Abhijit Banerjee
- 27 May, 2019
Where are the Indian female politicians?
When women win elections, does it inspire other women to run for candidacy or does it convince men to close ranks before the next election?
- Lakshmi Iyer
- 24 May, 2019
Criminal politicians and informed voting in India
In India, 9% of legislators face criminal charges. Could voter information and coordination improve the country’s political representation?
- Yusuf Neggers
- 23 May, 2019
The road not taken: Gender gaps along paths to political power
Research and policy efforts towards greater female political participation have largely focused on women’s voting behaviour, and their representation as elected public officials. However, there are se...
- Lakshmi Iyer Anandi Mani
- 21 May, 2019
Are transparency and accountability enough? Open corruption and why it exists
While India’s federal anti-corruption ombudsmen have just taken up their work, awareness of the complexity of corruption is growing. This article studies whether highly accountable Indian village coun...
- Dahyeon Jeong Ajay Shenoy Laura Zimmermann
- 18 April, 2019
Strengthen MNREGS to support the rural economy
India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) has generated a lot of controversy about its effectiveness as a safety net designed to benefit landless rural households. Mur...
- Karthik Muralidharan Paul Niehaus Sandip Sukhtankar
- 22 March, 2019
When technology disrupts politics: Lessons from India’s green revolution
The green revolution transformed India’s agricultural sector between 1960s and 1980s. Did this technological revolution in agriculture translate into a political revolution? This article shows that wi...
- Aditya Dasgupta
- 14 January, 2019
Do urban politicians discriminate against internal migrants? Evidence from a nationwide field experiment in India
In recent decades, the global south has witnessed an explosive increase in the number of people relocating from rural to urban areas. Yet many migrants struggle to integrate into destination cities, f...
- Nikhar Gaikwad Gareth Nellis
- 31 December, 2018
- IGC Research on India
Like father, like son? The economic impacts of political dynasties in India
Political dynasties remain ubiquitous in democratic countries even though many societies democratised to end hereditary rule. This article studies how dynastic politics affects economic development in...
- Siddharth George
- 19 December, 2018
Are independent candidates unimportant for political representation?
Independent candidates are often deemed ‘frivolous’ or ‘spoilers’ by mainstream political figures and authorities, although there is little to no evidence on their effect on elections. This article fi...
- Sacha Kapoor Arvind Magesan
- 03 December, 2018